器 QI - An Instrumental Guide To The Chinese Orchestra (digital version)
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Written by pipa player extraordinaire and ethnomusicologist Dr Samuel Wong Shengmiao, QI (or instrument in Chinese) is a groundbreaking English book that explains the structure, history, techniques, repertoire and spirit of the different Chinese orchestral instruments. Written to create greater awareness, the book will bridge a knowledge gap fuelled by language and cultural difference. It will offer a discovery for the uninitiated, a support for the practitioner and a resource for the established Chinese musician.
The book features fully stylised photographs of Chinese instruments and their techniques, listings of renowned recent repertoire and performers, a comprehensive index section and more — An essential book for all who are interested in the Chinese orchestra and its music.